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[innovate] = meet Team Provocate

September 17 the Mid North Shepherd Center invites you to meet some of the members of Team Provocate, and learn what we are doing this fall. Hear about the upcoming visit by one of Africa’s most innovative economists, the celebration of 10 years of transformation by OBAT Helpers, and the Syrian refugee living board game.

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Provocate’s Picks of the Week for September 15-21

So many choices of great events this week, how to choose? We’ve made our picks of worthy opportunities to start an important conversation. But don’t stop with these!

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    [newcomers] = {welcome week} + {Latin@ heritage month}

    It's a double dose of events about immigrants and refugees in Indy this week. The Immigrant Welcoming Center is organizing Welcoming Week, a chance for all of us to learn more about the newcomers in our community. September 15 to October is Latino Heritage Month. IUPUI is screening of films, organizing talks, and supporting Fiesta Indianapolis. Treat these events as opportunities to whet your appetite, starters to get you eager to connect more directly with the communities featured in the events.

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    [art] = 100 acres of equinox

    To celebrate summer turning into fall, the IMA is taking it outdoors and offering art that goes beyond just the eyes. Sound collages, original music, kinetic sculptures, the smell of the trees and the taste of autumn in the air. And the smell and taste of food trucks. As is always the case, the turning of the seasons with the IMA is an experience that will not be replicated.

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    [dance] = Danish Punjabi + GHDT

    September 20th " Indian culture is alive in Indianapolis, Indiana. And everyone can experience it on Sept. 20. With music and dance, Christel House, and Anita Lerche and Gregory Hancock, will bring India's vibrant culture to Indianapolis audiences."

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    [festival] = al Huda friendship

    For ten years, one of the great festivals for Fishers has been celebrating with al Huda Foundation. It's a great chance to learn about your Muslim neighbors, and much more. How much more? Clowns + Balloons + Popcorn + Cotton candy + Ice cream + Face painting + International foods + Tours of the facility every 1/2 hour + Q & A table.

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    [innovate] = meet Team Provocate

    September 17 the Mid North Shepherd Center invites you to meet some of the members of Team Provocate, and learn what we are doing this fall. Hear about the upcoming visit by one of Africa's most innovative economists, the celebration of 10 years of transformation by OBAT Helpers, and the Syrian refugee living board game.

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Medicine and health, Philosophical Investigations, Science and technology »

The Importance of a Secular Bioethics

Monday November 10
7:00 pm

Center for Inquiry-Indiana,
350 Canal Walk, Suite A,
Indianapolis

Speaker: Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D. Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics

Plan 2020 Friday Forums

Find out what’s happening in Indy. Every Friday at noon Plan 2020 will host a presentation highlighting community projects and initiatives taking place around Indianapolis. Friday Forums are an opportunity for Plan 2020 to reinforce and highlight what other plans have stated and worked towards. These initiatives will be integrated and vetted during Plan 2020’s planning process to create a comprehensive implementation strategy

[newcomers] = {welcome week} + {Latin@ heritage month}

It’s a double dose of events about immigrants and refugees in Indy this week. The Immigrant Welcoming Center is organizing Welcoming Week, a chance for all of us to learn more about the newcomers in our community. September 15 to October is Latino Heritage Month. IUPUI is screening of films, organizing talks, and supporting Fiesta Indianapolis. Treat these events as opportunities to whet your appetite, starters to get you eager to connect more directly with the communities featured in the events.

[art] = 100 acres of equinox

To celebrate summer turning into fall, the IMA is taking it outdoors and offering art that goes beyond just the eyes. Sound collages, original music, kinetic sculptures, the smell of the trees and the taste of autumn in the air. And the smell and taste of food trucks. As is always the case, the turning of the seasons with the IMA is an experience that will not be replicated.

[dance] = Danish Punjabi + GHDT

September 20th ” Indian culture is alive in Indianapolis, Indiana. And everyone can experience it on Sept. 20. With music and dance, Christel House, and Anita Lerche and Gregory Hancock, will bring India’s vibrant culture to Indianapolis audiences.”

[innovate] = meet Team Provocate

September 17 the Mid North Shepherd Center invites you to meet some of the members of Team Provocate, and learn what we are doing this fall. Hear about the upcoming visit by one of Africa’s most innovative economists, the celebration of 10 years of transformation by OBAT Helpers, and the Syrian refugee living board game.

Social justice in September

How to get your transformational energies flowing in September? Get ready to be moral on Monday with a movie and a weekend of workshops. Embrace the cause of environmental justice. Fight hunger in Indy and around the world. And that’s just a start.

Why attend Domestic Decisions 2014?

Like hundreds of groups around the country, the Mid North Shepherds Center runs the Great Decisions series every spring. Eight issues of urgent important for foreign relations. The Mid North Shepherds Center is the only …

Karen Kovacik: why travel to “Distant Lands”

Karen K gives 5 reasons you should be at Indy Reads Books for a readers’ performance “Distant Lands,” of her translation of Polish poetry:

  1. One of the imaginary “poets” will be in swimwear.
  2. My colleague Ben Van Wyke does a hilarious “Schizus Christus.”
  3. How many ever met a poet named “Eros XL”?
  4. It’ll be a lot of fun!
  5. It will support Indy Reads!

Lisa Marchal’s 4×4 Report from the RESULTS International Conference in DC

Every year RESULTS (and its partner the RESULTS Educational Fund) organize an International Conference brings together more than 400 grassroots activists from around the world to advance anti-poverty efforts in the U.S. and globally. The conference is an opportunity for activists to hear from world-class speakers, get the most up-to-date legislative and policy information, and hone their advocacy skills in preparation for a day of Capitol Hill and World Bank advocacy.

The Right to Love Then and Now

Kathy Pataluch imagines a world where every person can marry the person they love.

Vladimir Putin Is The New Russian Firebird

ladimir Putin is on his way to legendary status. The Firebird of Russian Folklore is based both in the cultural and political histories of the Russian Empire throughout its many manifestations over the last 1,000 …

Can a Small Film Make a Big Impact?

Kathy Pataluch ponders how to use a passionate documentary to reshape public policy concerning homeless individuals in Indianapolis.

Brutality in Bangladesh … and hope

Squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh saw tragedy a few days ago when ten residents were burnt alive and shot. The only group in North America working to make sure this never happens again is located in Indianapolis.

Global Indy

Global Indy is an infrastructure encouraging collaboration and enhancing the local impact of international initiatives

Global Indy on TV

Some of the films that have posted recently on GlobalIndy.tv:

Make Music Matter

You might think music is without words … but music can provoke some game-changing conversations.

An intellectual & cultural infrastructure for Indy

It’s a new look for Provocate.org, and a new family of websites … but with the same purpose. Making all of us in Indy smarter, more engaged, and better connected.

What People Like About Me Is Indianapolis — exhibit opening

Indianapolis artist Jonathan McAfee has crafted an entire series of portraits of Vonnegut to be on display at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library this July. Indy’s Vonnegut-inspired restaurant, Bluebeard, will be catering the event along with beer from local favorite, Flat 12 Bierwerks. Music will be provided by DJ Stroblé.